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Katherine Lake Campground reopens to full capacity

As of July 16, popular Pender Harbour site available to book
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Camping at Katherine Lake Campground is expected to be fully booked for the season.
The popular Katherine Lake Campground has reopened to full capacity after months of booking 50 per cent of its site availability – and spots are going fast.

As of July 16, the Sunshine Coast Regional District-operated campground started accepting new bookings for the rest of the summer season.

“Katherine Lake is one of the busiest services that we provide”, Kevin Clarkson, the SCRD parks superintendent, told Coast Reporter. 

“I think word spreads quickly in rural communities,” he said, adding that he wouldn’t be surprised if the campground is close to being fully booked, if it’s not already.

Following the updates to the provincial restart plan, the site will now be open to all Canadians. Previously, only residents of the local health authority were allowed to book at Katherine Lake Campground during the 2021 season. 

“The SCRD is looking forward to inviting Canadian residents to come and enjoy Katherine Lake Campground and spend some quality time with family or camping or just travelling through.”

There is still a maximum of five campers allowed per site, Clarkson said, although they will be removing the duplicate signs about health protocols and distancing. Caretakers will still be maintaining social distancing.

Katherine Lake Campground has 19 RV sites and 10 tent sites in total, so room for 145 campers at once.

Both tent and RV sites are available. The tent sites have been recently levelled and graded, and the furniture has also been repaired or replaced, as Clarkson said they were getting “a little bit gnarly.”

Bookings for Katherine Lake Campground continue to be by phone call only.